Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL Server Database Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 228 230
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +40
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 9 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.19% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 30
City of London median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +9.68% -
10th Percentile £356 £325 £275
90th Percentile £464 £525 £503
Central London median daily rate £375 £419 £375
% change year-on-year -10.45% +11.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, SQL Server DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Replication
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) ETL
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 2 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) OLAP
5 1 (11.11%) OLTP
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Line Management
2 2 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Practice Management
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Sun